Web of exam cheating helped students, teachers and parents in brazen theft

Chavakali High School candidates sit for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination on October 19, 2015. Investigations have established that KCSE questions were sent to candidates in advance through WhatsApp messages on mobile phones after payment to individuals with links to the Kenya National Examinations Council. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Individuals were reportedly charged Sh1,000 per paper while schools paid 10,000 and more for the service.
  • Out of the 42 students who wrote KCSE at St Patrick’s Kyamatheka Secondary School in Makueni, only five got their results in full while the remaining 37 got Y grades in Kiswahili.
  • National Assembly Education Committee Vice-Chairman Julius Melly said the committee was “very concerned” about the exam leakages.

A Saturday Nation survey has revealed shocking details of an elaborate cheating syndicate in last year’s Form Four examination, which involved teachers, examination officials, brokers and candidates.

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